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Rejigging my site

Just to let you know, for a few weeks the site will be reduced to this blog page and the Home page. I’m still taking on work, though! All the basics about hiring me to write and edit for you are still on the Home page. As always, I try to find ways that authors...

Marketing Lessons From My Grandmother

It’s taken me years to discover a lesson about marketing (and about life), from this childhood experience. You shouldn’t wait, before overhauling your marketing plan. Even if your product is a market leader, and your company’s brand identity is well respected, you...

Styrofoam Language

Styrofoam language–redundancy–is growing. I hate verbal packaging. Something I see daily; “What that means is [that]…” Examples from the press Toronto Sun: “What that means is Spencer only needs one win at these Olympics to make it into the medal round.”...

Editing my father’s memoir of World War 2

This project started when my sister gave me the folder of my father’s memoirs of World War 2 a few years ago. He was a prisoner of war from November 1941, when he was captured in Libya, to early 1945. Written in his clear hand about 40 years later, the documents need...